For the first time in ten days, I did my usual morning walk. I hadn’t expected a lot of change, and to be honest there hasn’t been much. The flower beds opposite the railway station have been prepared for winter, I wonder if there is anything they can put in to bring some winter colour? Not being a gardner I have no idea.
Between the railway station and the high street there isn’t really that much to change. A few weeks ago, someone had presumably lost control of their car and had gone through the fence in towards the playing fields. The fence remained un-repaired for a while, and then one morning, there it was fixed.
No obvious changes on the high street, I didn’t even see Pepy, even though I was on the street around 0605. I didn’t see anything different, but I’m sure somethings small had changed. Perhaps I need to pay more attention to the detail?
I had known for several weeks that there would be dredging in Haslar Marina. The vessels have been in the area for a while now. I knew the lightship restaurant Mary Mouse 2 was due to be moved, and I was expecting it to have been taken away, but it was a shock nonetheless to see it gone this morning. Part of the boardwalk has been moved also. In Gosport terms, a big change. I’ll enjoy monitoring the dredging activities.
Over the course of the walk, I had three encounters with the urban foxes. I disturbed two which had been rummaging in bins , and the third across the car park decided to run away.
The cockle ponds were very quiet no signs of crabs or shrimps.
I had to pop in to Morrisons to pick up newspapers that were all about yesterday’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. It was a very sad day, but one of those moments in history.